In a statement to the Daily Mail, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, one of the radical D.A.s put in office by far-left billionaire financier George Soros, defended freeing without bail a suspect who brutally assaulted an NYPD officer.
The 16-year-old suspect was caught on camera in the subway putting the officer in a chokehold, dragging him, and repeatedly punching him in the face.
The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York, which represents over 50,000 active and retired New York City Police Officers, tweeted in outrage, “If New Yorkers want to know why the chaos in the transit system is not improving more quickly — this is why. The criminals underground know they can get in a brawl, choke a cop and be back out in hours.”
The suspect had been freed without bail for beating a stranger in a violent robbery just three days before the attack thanks to New York’s “No Bail” law, first imposed by disastrous former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and supported by disastrous sitting Gov. Kathy Hochul (D).
“Our system must respond to children as children and intensive community monitoring was the appropriate pre-trial determination for a fifteen-year-old child with no previous arrests,” Bragg’s spokeswoman said. “Violence against our police officers is unacceptable and given his age at the time of arrest, we consented to send his second case to Family Court as soon as possible, where he would receive the age-appropriate interventions and supports he needs while being held accountable.”
Bragg was elected in November 2021 with the assistance of $1 million from Soros to the Color of Change PAC, which backed Bragg.
Even left-wing Mayor Eric Adams blasted the suspect’s release from jail: “When I say, ‘We are the laughingstock of the country,’ this is what I’m talking about,” he said in a press conference. “How do we keep our cities safe when the other parts of the criminal justice system — they have abandoned our public safety apparatus.”